It's with no small amount of satisfaction that I am able to add the word completed to yet another ground up restoration. This 94 ARC looks the part and was a very rewarding project to work on.
In addition to the repainted frame a great deal of the parts were also refinished. These include the Ringle stem, Ringle Ti-Stix skewers, Grafton Speedcontroller brakes, Ringle chain anti suck thing, cable stops and the Grafton Joystix cranks. The remainder of the parts are either NOS or very-very close to it. The build is very similar to team race spec from that time period with a few minor differences like the Ringle headset for example.
The build had it's share of challenges. Installing the cable guides seems very simple, however most rivet guns do not fit into the tight space provided by the cable stop. I had to get a custom head machined for my rivet gun to make this task safe. Also, the first set of Grafton cranks ended up being cracked to I had to scramble and get another pair but could only get a hold of compact drive, which meant searching for all new chainrings and on and on and on.
But now it's done and it's AWESOME!!! Time to start packing. Hope you enjoy it Mike!!